The video, which is said to be graphic in nature, is to be carried on 20 cable channels in central and northwest South Carolina starting this week.
The motor club is using a video produced by a police department in Wales, United Kingdom for educational and Public Service Announcement use. AAA Carolinas is the first group in the United States to obtain permission to use the video.
The video depicts graphically a three car accident that kills four people and is caused by a distracted driver who was texting while driving.
In North Carolina, it is now against the law to text or email while operating a motor vehicle. The law, which gives offenders a $100 fine, went into effect December 1, 2009 and is among many texting bans in the nation.
The Carolina Motor Club says that texting while driving is just as dangerous as drunk driving. A distracted driver is just as likely as an individual who is driving while intoxicated to be involved in a traffic accident. Distracted drivers are eight times more liked to be involved in a crash than drivers who keep their attention on the road, and approximately 80% of all crashes occur when drivers are distracted.
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